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The baker's secret a novel

by Kiernan, Stephen P.,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2017 2017
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A shimmering tale of courage, determination, optimism, and the resilience of the human spirit, set in a small Normandy village on the eve of D-Day.
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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* By June fourth of 1944, Emma and her fellow villagers on the Normandy coast have known German occupation for years. The army takes the lion's share of whatever is available, leaving the people hungry and wanting, and an atmosphere of despair has settled over the town. Emma was still a young woman when the Germans came and when she watched as they killed the kind Jewish baker to whom she was apprenticed. From that time forward, Emma has kept her head down, baking only the bread she is ordered to provide to the German officers, until a day when her ingenuity and fighting spirit lead her down a different path. Taciturn and full of dread, Emma manages to bring hope to her townspeople, finding solutions to their needs and delivering food to the starving and wish-list items to the downhearted. But even while helping others, Emma feels only a stubborn nihilism, wondering why she even bothers when there is no sign of relief on the horizon. Kiernan (The Hummingbird, 2015) invites readers to fully connect with his depressed and stoic heroine in this beautifully written account of the emotional and moral struggles of a people gripped by fear in the depths of WWII.--Ophoff, Cortney Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Bakers Fiction
Single women Fiction
Villages France Normandy Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 France Fiction
Historical Fiction
France History German occupation, 1940-1945 Fiction.
Normandy (France) Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
German occupation, 1940-1945
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperAudio2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Campbell, Cassandra, narrator.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9780062674432
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